I just started my first grow. 3 blueberry kush plants. They are less than 2 weeks old growing in coco coir as we speak. They seem to be doing alright . My grow closet is 2ft x 6ft x 7ft which I really feel good about. I’m growing in Nigeria, west Africa. Temps can be as high as 89F during the day but I get it under control with an A.C. I intend to veg with cfls and flower with two 250watt HPS lamps fitted with cool hoods.
My question is that will two 250watt HPS lights be bright enough to produce more than average yields for my 3 plants? Will the footprint from these 2 lights be enough to cover my grow area? In my research I only read about 250 watt HPS but hardly saw videos of people growing with them. I’m on a very tight budget already cos I hard to imported virtually everything I needed from Europe to Africa. Temps can be high too, so I figured the 250s will be easier to cool down and hung closer to the plants.
@Matthew420 thanks for the idea. I already had my space setup that way. Good to know I’m on the right path. As for the LEDs believe me I would have bought them if my wasnt tight. They are really expensive though. But what size of LEDs would you recommend for my space?
Aim for 25 - 50 true watts per sq. foot. 25 being minimal and 50 being ideal. I’m at 37 myself.
When I say true watts I mean the actual watts the light is using. For example, I’m using Viparspecta 900’s x 2. The actual watts they use is 418, not 900. 900 is the equivalent watts. So I use the 418 watts in my calculations.
I think with your lights 250 each is the true watts (could be wrong) so you have 500 watts divided by 12 sq. feet = 41.66 watts per sq. foot. More than me and I’m not worried
Long story short, look for an LED or LED’s that add up to around 500 true watts.
I was thinking the rectangular nature of my space would make it difficult to get an affordable LED that would have a footprint large enough to cover the closet. Maybe two small LEDs could do the trick.
As you saw I liked you diagram, could you be assed telling me what you grew, how long? Yield? Cheers I’m aiming g my first grow and I’m already getting to carried away with space but looking at your 5x5 looks good. I need to sow n grow before I can grow n Blow. Cheers bruv